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Positioning for the Next Wave of Cloud Data Center Deployments

Positioning for the Next Wave of Cloud Data Center Deployments

For the world’s largest data center provider that means making some changes to the way it develops business strategy and the way it structures deals with some of its clients.


As the data center expansion frenzy by the largest cloud providers in top markets becomes less of a frenzy and more of an incremental growth story, Equinix is positioning itself to capture the next wave of cloud data center growth, which, according to its executives, will be driven by the next generation of applications and opportunities in new markets around the world.

For the world’s largest data center provider that means making some changes to the way it develops business strategy and the way it structures deals with some of its clients.

“We’ve lived with six years or seven years of a wave — we call it kind of the first wave in cloud — and we think there’s another wave coming,” Stephen Smith, Equinix CEO, said on a call with analysts Wednesday. “Obviously, the big hyper-scalers and the cloud providers have learned from their first wave of deployments,” so the next wave “is going to be different.”

To make sure its strategy is in tune with those changes, the company has created a new business group led by one of its top executives. The new Strategy, Services, and Innovation unit consists of the office of the CTO, business development, product management, and product engineering, as well as several new business teams, all charged with “evaluating and translating key market, competitive, and technology trends into actionable business requirements.”

Charles Meyers, who’d been Equinix’s COO for the past four years or so, was appointed last month to lead the SSI unit as President of Strategy, Services, and Innovation.

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Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) operates International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in 44 markets in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific. Our mission is to protect, connect and power the digital economy.
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